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Howler Monkey


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Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey
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Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey
There are 9 different species of howler monkey, found dispersed throughout the tropical jungles of South America. The howler monkey is one of the largest species of monkey found in South America with some howler monkeys growing to nearly a meter long.

Despite their large size, howler monkeys weigh less than 10 kg which allows them to move with more agility through the high trees and lets the howler monkeys hang from branches by their tails when picking fruit.

The howler monkey is thought to have to loudest call of all the primates in the world with some howler monkeys being able to project their howling voices for up to a few miles! Howler monkeys move in troops of around 18 howler monkeys and spend most of their time sleeping and grooming each other.

The howler monkey is said to be one of the least active monkeys as the howler monkeys spends 80% of its time resting! The howler monkey generally lives to around 20 years old however, due to loss of habitat, the howler monkeys are finding it more difficult to find the food that they need.


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Howler Monkey Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Mammalia
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Primates
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Atelidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Alouatta
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Alouatta
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Mammal
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Omnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
56-92cm (22-36in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
3-9kg (6.6-20lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
30km/h (18mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
15-20 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Troop
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Least Concern
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Brown, Tan, Black
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Hair
Favourite Food:Fruit
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Rainforest and dense jungle
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
1
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Fruit, Nuts, Seeds
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Jaguar, Snakes, Birds
Special Features:Long tail and extremely loud vocal calls

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